Brain Research

Fast Company: How to teach your brain something it won’t forget a week later

Of all the things you learned in school, chances are the right way to learn wasn’t one of them. To make it through academic life, most of us opt for what psychologists call “massed practice,” better known as cramming: It’s Monday and your test is Friday, so you save studying for the night before. One […]

Medical News Today: How to boost your brain

Do you want to improve your mind in 2018? We have compiled the best methods to boost brain power, improve memory, build new neural connections, ignite learning, and enhance cognitive function. (January 10, 2018) Read the full article here

News-Medical: Impact of craniosacral therapy on concussion and mild TBI symptoms among football players

This invited commentary references a preliminary study in which the integrative medicine technique known as CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was tested on a group of ex-National Football League (NFL) players who showed significant improvement in range of motion, pain, sleep, and cognitive function. The need for more clinical research data to better understand the potential effectiveness […]

Science Daily: Altered voice processing in young children with autism and delayed language development

Three- to five-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and delayed language development appear to process voices differently than typically developing children, according to a new study. “The diagnosis, ‘autism spectrum disorder,’ covers a lot of symptoms. For each various symptom, there should be a various brain pathophysiology,” said Yuko Yoshimura, an assistant professor in […]

ADDitude: Different types of ADHD are rooted in different areas of the brain, study says

A recent brain imaging study1 suggests that different ADHD subtypes each originate in a distinct part of the brain, and may in fact be separate disorders. The results, if replicated, would challenge long-standing beliefs that ADHD is one disorder with several common variations, and may open the door to more personalized treatment strategies, the study’s authors […]

Brain Blogger: Trytophan in mood, anxiety, and depression

Deficiency of monoamines, such as dopamine, epinephrine, and serotonin, is the most widely accepted theory explaining mood disorders. Among these neuromediators, serotonin deficiency is considered as most significant in relation to anxiety and depression. (January 10, 2018) Read the full article here

Shape: 5 ways your teeth can impact your health

Here’s something to chew on: The health of your mouth, teeth, and gums can tell a story about your overall health. In fact, gum disease is associated with various, often serious, health problems, and it’s more common than you think. About *half* of the adult population in the U.S. has some form of gum disease, […]